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A Holiday Tradition in
Queens since 1998!
YOUTH ORCHESTRA, CYCNY
will present its 17th Annual Christmas Concert, which is admission
free and open to the public.
THE HOLIDAY Concert
Sunday, December 14th – 4 pm
Benjamin N. Cardozo
St., Bayside, NY 11364-1936)
Admission, Open to the Public, No ticket required
Fundraising Event Concert for Poppenhusen
114-4 14th Rd, College
Point, NY 11356 (718- 358-0067)
Saturday, December 6, 4 pm
Christmas Concert at Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation,
Sunday, December 7h, 10:30am
(144-45 87th Avenue,
Briarwood, NY 11435)
This concert is for residents and their families.
Music Director and Conductor Chijen
Christopher Chung will lead more than 50 young and
enthusiastic musicians to feast the concert stage with the Classical,
Popular, Broadway, Movie, Asian and Christmas Music
The following works:
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Procession of Nobles
PUCCINI O Mio Babbino
ANTONIO VILALDI “Spring” from The Four Seasons
- Katerina Jou, Violinist
STEPHEN FOSTER American Folksong Suite
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER Selections from “Cats”
LIU When Will You Be Back
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS A Vaughan Williams Christmas
ENGLISH CAROL God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
BOB KROGSTAD Christmas at the Movies
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The Youth Orchestra, CYCNY
The Youth Orchestra is a Queens-based
Youth Orchestra since 1996, and has been a 501 (c) (3) organization since
is to provide orchestra training program and performing opportunities for
young musical students age 10-18, with unique repertory including: Classical,
Popular, Jazz, Broadway, Film and Asia Music, and will premiere and
commission the works by American and Asian composers. We also believe in global culture-experiences,
therefore, we’d organized concert tours to Asia, Europe and East Coast in
are recruited through auditions in September, the weekly rehearsals take
place at Middle School 158 in Bayside, New York from September to May.
presents two formal concerts annually. One free Holiday Concert for the
community during holiday season in Queens; and an Annual Concert at Lincoln
Center in spring. The orchestra also serves the Queens community by
performing concerts at senior center, community center and nursing home in
2014-15 Season, the orchestra will perform at, Poppenhusen
Institute in College Point, Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in
Briarwood, and Florence E. Smith Senior Center in Corona.
A native of
Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Christopher Chung began his musical studies in piano,
violin and cello at the ages of five and nine. Following a successful musical
career in high school, he attended the National Taiwan Normal University
where he majored in cello and was awarded the Certificate of Music Education.
Upon moving to the United States, Mr. Chung studied under the tutelage of
master cellist Peter Wiley (of the famed Guarneri String Quartet), at the
prestigious Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, SUNY, where he
received both his Bachelors and Masters Degree in
In addition to his academic credentials, Mr. Chung’s wide professional
experience encompasses symphony orchestra and chamber music performances,
conducting, teaching, studio recording and administration. He has served as
Associate Principal Cellist of the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Principal
Cellist of the Yin-Qi Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and Principal Cellist of
the Yin-Qi Chamber Orchestra in Taiwan. He has also performed with the
Chinese Community Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, New York Symphony Orchestra
and the Amadeus String Quartet and Piano Trio.
Mr. Chung’s teaching positions include the Guang-Ren
High School, Xi-Men Elementary School, Guan-Du
Christian College in Taiwan and, in the United States, Music Director and
cello and piano instructor at the Song of Songs Music School, Eastern School
of Music and Amadeus Conservatory of Music. In 2003, he served as Director
and featured cellist for the world premiere of an original Chinese-language
adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire at the Hwa-Sun
Culture Center in Taipei, Taiwan.
A long-time string faculty member and this season’s conductor of Youth
Orchestra, CYCNY, Mr. Chung is proud to have performed with the orchestra as
soloist in Elgar’s Cello Concerto, at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center.
Since September, 2013, he was appointed as the Music Director of Youth
Mr. Chung has long believed that music has the power to transform lives, to
transcend cultures and languages and to bring people together in important
and lasting ways. It is for this reason that he dedicates his life toward
inspiring a new generation of young musicians to pursue their dreams through
the challenging and life-changing process of music education.
Keterina Jou, Violin Soloist
Katerina grew up
in Queens, New York, and began studying the violin at age five. She currently
studies Violin with Mr. I-Hao Lee, a Julliard
pre-college faculty and founder/artistic director of Amadeus Music School.
March 16 of 2014, Katerina made her Carnegie Zankel
hall solo recital debut, where she was awarded the Tri-State violin
certificate of excellence. June 16 of 2013, Katerina wow the audiences
at the Taiwan center 27th anniversary with her “Phantom of the Opera” solo.
As a member of the Youth Orchestra, CYCNY since 4th
grade, Katerina has performed countless concerts in Queens, Lincoln Center, Silvercrest nursing home, Poppenhusen
institute, Taiwan and China. She is a 10th
grader at the Townsend Harris High School in Queens College, member of Arista
National Honor society, Archon service honor society, Track team and
Association of Chinese schools honor society.
is passionate about music, science, math, languages, sports, singing, dancing,meeting friends and many
Photo: Katerina Jou, Violin Solist